Volunteering Opportunities

Below are the roles the museum looks to upkeep in support of its operations. These are subject to availability.

For current volunteer enquiries, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator, Josh, at joshua@florence-nightingale.co.uk

All application forms can be found at the bottom of this page. Please send a completed one of these with a CV to the same email as above.

Museum Volunteer

One 4-hour shift per week

We are looking for volunteers to help bring our collection to life and tell the story of Florence Nightingale. Volunteers will support staff to play a vital role in the running of the museum when it is open. They will help to engage diverse audiences and provide our visitors with an excellent visitor experience. There will be opportunities to volunteer on days the museum is closed and to volunteer remotely.

Main Activities:

  • Meet and greet visitors
  • Provide information and assistance to visitors in the galleries
  • Facilitate object show and tell sessions with visitors
  • Help the museum gain an insight of its audience by encouraging visitors to take part in visitor surveys and recording visitor engagement data
  • Support the learning team with the preparation and facilitation of holiday activities for families
  • Carrying out other visitor engagement activities as required on the day (training or briefing will be provided where necessary)
  • Contributing to the upkeep and visual appearance of the museum by keeping it clean and tidy for our visitors

For the full role description, click here

Student Museum Volunteer

One 4-hour shift per fortnight

This is the same as the role posted above. However, we appreciate that students may not be able to commit to a weekly shift due to their studies and examinations.

Main Activities:

  • Meet and greet visitors
  • Provide information and assistance to visitors in the galleries
  • Facilitate object show and tell sessions with visitors
  • Help the museum gain an insight of its audience by encouraging visitors to take part in visitor surveys and recording visitor engagement data
  • Support the learning team with the preparation and facilitation of holiday activities for families
  • Carrying out other visitor engagement activities as required on the day (training or briefing will be provided where necessary)
  • Contributing to the upkeep and visual appearance of the museum by keeping it clean and tidy for our visitors

For the full role description, click here

Education Volunteer

One 4-hour shift per Week/ Fortnight for Students

The museum frequently hosts school trips on site as Florence Nightingale features in the national curriculum. We are looking for volunteers to support with the delivery of these sessions to support the Learning Manager.

Main Activities:

  • Assist the learning team in setting up and packing down school sessions
  • Help the actor-explainer with greeting school groups and crowd control on gallery
  • Explain the workshop activities to teachers and pupils and support the group’s engagement with the museum
  • Support the learning team with the facilitation of holiday activities for families
  • Help with preparation, set up and pack down of family activities
  • Assist with the evaluation and marketing of the learning programme as required
  • Help the museum gain an insight of its audience by encouraging visitors to take part in visitor surveys and by recording visitor engagement figures
  • Contributing to the upkeep and visual appearance of the museum by keeping it clean and tidy for our visitors
  • Other museum engagement activities may be required when there are no schools in the museum.

For the full role description, click here.

STEM Teens Youth Engagement Volunteer

One or Two 4-hour sessions per month, preferably on weekends (min. 3 months)

We are recruiting youth engagement volunteers as part of an international research project working with young people. Applications are invited from anyone aged 14-19 who has a keen interest in STEM, history, museums and heritage and/or supporting the Lambeth and Southwark communities and would like to gain skills in visitor engagement and museum education work.

This programme will be a mixture of time spent in the museum and volunteering from home. We will be looking at how we can engage audiences online in particular young people. Some of the things we will be working on are; Twitter takeovers, video talks and blog posts. We will also explore opportunities to learn new skills and create exciting content.

Main Activities:

• Co-create and deliver STEM talks and tours in the museum and online
• Run object-handling stations for visitors
• Organise and run events for other young people in the museum and online
• Help with social media, marketing and promoting the museum to young people
• Share ideas and discuss current issues
• Learn about working in a museum
• Gain CV- boosting experience and new practical skills
• Learn about Florence Nightingale, her legacy and the history of nursing

For the full role description, click here

Application Forms

To apply, please fill in the relevant form below with an “Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form”. Please send these, with a CV, to the Volunteer Coordinator at joshua@florence-nightingale.co.uk.

Volunteer Application Word Doc.

Volunteer Application PDF.

STEM Teens Youth Engagement Officer Word Doc.

STEM Teens Youth Engagement Officer PDF.

Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form PDF.

Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form Word Doc.